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45 Incredible Living Room Makeovers From Your Favorite HGTV Shows

Reimagine your space with inspiration from some of our stars’ most jaw-dropping before-and-afters. These beauties are proof positive that any ugly duckling can become a swan.

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Before: A Cold Hearth

A fireplace and wainscoting should add interest to this Mississippi living room, but they’re weighing it down instead. This space needs to start from scratch.

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After: Warmth and Character

Erin and Ben Napier of Home Town gave this room a wake-up call with a fresh coat of floor-to-ceiling white paint and bright new window treatments. In place of that ho-hum hearth, this family gathering spot now has a wall of photos and heirlooms — and the dark, dated tiles were swapped out for lighter (and more kid-friendly) vinyl flooring.

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Before: Form Without Function

A low, acoustic-tile-paneled ceiling and an unlovely entertainment-center-slash-faux-fireplace aren’t doing this living room addition any favors.

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From: Home Town and So Long Loft, Hello Home

After: Practical and Pretty

Erin and Ben built the addition’s rear wall into a proper multi-use area, complete with a working wood stove, built-in shelving and custom cabinets. The pale celadon paint Erin chose for the walls carries up into handsome new decorative ceiling beams, and bright pine panels and a graphic area rug replace grim beige carpet.

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